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Costco had organic blueberries available over the weekend, so blueberry pie made it onto the menu for the week.  Both the 9 inch and 10 inch versions of the recipe are below.

GFDF Fresh Blueberry Pie, 9 inch version
Makes one 9” blueberry pie.

Crust
½ cup organic tapioca starch
½ cup organic brown rice flour
½ cup almond meal
½ cup sorghum flour
½ teaspoon organic cinnamon
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon sea salt
2/3 cup organic palm shortening
1 organic egg

Filling
4 cups fresh organic blueberries
1 cup organic evaporated cane juice (sugar)
7 tablespoons organic cornstarch
1 tablespoons organic evaporated cane juice (sugar)

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Mix the starch, flours, cinnamon, xanthan gum and salt.  Cut the palm shortening into the flour mixture.  In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the egg.  Slowly add the egg until the mixture forms a solid dough.  You may not need the entire egg, or you may need to add a small amount of water to make the dough the right consistency.  Divide the dough into two pieces, roughly a 60-40 split.  Pat the 60% dough into a 9” pie pan.  Set aside the 40% dough.

In a covered medium saucepan, cook the blueberries and 1 cup sugar over medium heat until they lose a large amount of juice (5-10 minutes).  Pull out about a cup of the filling, allow to cool slightly, and quickly stir in the cornstarch.  Add back in the cornstarch mixture, stirring well.  Allow to continue cooking uncovered until the filling is thickened.  Add additional water or cornstarch as necessary to get the consistency correct.

Pour the filling into the bottom pie crust.  Using your hands, flatten out the reserved dough and make a mosaic of pie crust on top of the filling, covering as completely as possible.  Sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
Cover the pie with foil and bake for 15 minutes on top of a cookie sheet to catch any overflow.  Remove the foil and bake for approximately an additional 30 minutes (45 minutes total) or until golden brown.

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GFDF Fresh Blueberry Pie, 10 inch version
Makes one 10” blueberry pie.

Crust
2/3 cup organic tapioca starch
2/3 cup organic brown rice flour
2/3 cup almond meal
2/3 cup sorghum flour
3/4 teaspoons organic cinnamon
1.5 teaspoons xanthan gum
1.5 teaspoons sea salt
1 cup organic palm shortening
1 organic egg
A few tablespoons of water

Filling
5 1/2 cups fresh organic blueberries
1 1/3 cups organic evaporated cane juice (sugar)
½ cup + 1 tablespoon organic cornstarch
1.5 tablespoon organic evaporated cane juice (sugar)

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Mix the starch, flours, cinnamon, xanthan gum and salt.  Cut the palm shortening into the flour mixture.  In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the egg.  Add the egg into the flour mixture.  Slowly add enough water to make the pie dough stick together but not become gooey.  Divide the dough into two pieces, roughly a 60-40 split.  Pat the 60% dough into a 10” pie pan.  Set aside the 40% dough.

In a covered medium saucepan, cook the blueberries and 1.3 cups sugar over medium heat until they lose a large amount of juice (5-10 minutes).  Pull out about a cup of the filling, allow to cool slightly, and quickly stir in the cornstarch.  Add back in the cornstarch mixture, stirring well.  Allow to continue cooking uncovered until the filling is thickened.  Add additional water or cornstarch as necessary to get the consistency correct.

Pour the filling into the bottom pie crust.  Using your hands, flatten out the reserved dough and make a mosaic of pie crust on top of the filling, covering as completely as possible.  Sprinkle with the remaining additional sugar.

Cover the pie with foil and bake for 15 minutes on top of a cookie sheet to catch any overflow.  Remove the foil and bake for approximately an additional 30 minutes (45 minutes total) or until golden brown.

©NaturallyElizabeth.com

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